PLAYERS from Bradley Lowery’s beloved Sunderland AFC will join Premier League footballers at the first ball to be held by the charity launched in his honour.

The Bradley Lowery Foundation will host the fundraiser at the Hilton Hotel in Gateshead on Sunday, February 18.

Cash raised from the event will help sick youngsters and their families in memory of the six-year-old from Blackhall Colliery, who died in July following a fight against neuroblastoma cancer.

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Bradley’s parents Gemma and Carl Lowery will join guests including footballer and former Black Cat Jermain Defoe, whose friendship with Bradley formed when Bradley was a mascot at the Stadium of Light.

Gemma said: “It is still overwhelming how much support we have. Bradley will be so proud of us all for carrying on the great work.”